Monday, February 4, 2013
The company conducting the survey will begin calling Woodbury residents today, Monday, Feb. 4.
Woodbury officials have decided not to include a question about alcohol at the Bielenberg Sports Center on the city’s biannual community survey. In January, Councilman Christopher Burns broached the topic as the city was going through the proposed questions for the survey. (The city is planning a $21.8 million project to replace the aging dome with a permanent field house, along with other upgrades.) Related: Beer at Bielenberg? Woodbury Plans to Ask Residents in Community Survey (Updated) City staff, however, found that the nuances of such a measure would be difficult to explain to respondents during the approximately 150-question survey, according to Mary Van Milligen, assistant to the city administrator. “The survey question needs to …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The locally owned restaurant recently began selling beer and wine.
Long part of the plans for Angelina’s Kitchen, a new wine bar is now open at the Woodbury restaurant. Owner Angela Verrastro in October consolidated her Kitchen and Café, and she secured a liquor license in November. The restaurant is now called Angelina’s Kitchen Italian Bistro & Catering. Verrastro said happy hour is available from 3-6 p.m., along with appetizers. She said the flatbread is particularly good. “Nothing deep fried,” Verrastro said. Also, a piano player is now on hand from 6-10 p.m. Friday nights, according to the restaurant’s website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Both measures were quickly approved during Wednesday night's City Council meeting.
The Woodbury Aldi will soon offer 3.2 beer and Angelina’s Kitchen can now serve beer and wine following the Woodbury City Council’s unanimous approval of their liquor license applications. No one spoke during public hearings on both matters at Wednesday night’s council meeting. Background checks came back clear for Aldi and Angelina’s Kitchen. Aldi, a discount grocery chain, opened Oct. 5 in the former Borders space at 8427 Tamarack Bay. Councilwoman Julie Ohs called the approval of the liquor license a “routine matter.” Angelina’s Kitchen, meanwhile, has consolidated its two locations (Angelina’s Café), and plans to add a wine bar. “Best eggplant parmesan in town, by the way,” said Councilwoman Amy Scoggins, who was recently re-elected …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The team is coming together again this year for annual Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament.
As a 17-year-old, Woodbury resident Karen Johnson and her high school friends played in the Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament. They’re playing again in 2012, and will begin their 28th year of participating in the annual event tonight, Thursday, Aug. 9. About two-thirds of that original squad comes together for the softball tournament, said Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Jewelers of Woodbury, which now sponsors the team. (Their first sponsor Lampert Lumber.) Johnson plays second base—“Always have, always will,” she said—and the team, mostly comprised of former Tartan High School athletes, enjoys seeing each other for Huff n’ Puff Days. “We make the most of the tournament,” Johnson said. “We’re drinking the entire time, so if we make it to…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Want to start homebrewing? Or just want to buy a good, new beer? Our pros are here to help.
Ah, beer. Such a lovely beverage. Contrary to popular opinion, however, there is more to suds than Bud. The world of beer is much more complex and interesting, and we have a few pros who can help break it down. Jason Alvey, owner of The Four Firkins craft beer store in St. Louis Park, can help you find a delicious new craft beer—particularly one that is off the beaten path. And Todd Jackson, customer service manager at Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, can help you get started if you've always wanted to try brewing at home. If you have any beer-related questions in the next few days, please post them in the comments below. One of the aforementioned gentlemen will get you an answer ASAP. Cheers! Update: Jason Schoneman, founder …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Pioneer Press takes a look at what basement brewers are up to, including a man from Woodbury.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The state shutdown sparks licensing issue for MillerCoors.
At Cellars Wine & Spirits in Woodbury, "We sell a ton of Coors Light." And will continue to, manager Thad Norlinger added Wednesday afternoon. “It’s business as usual,” he said. “We’re not pulling anything off the shelves.” MillerCoors, the company that brews and distributes Coors Light, Miller Lite and Blue Moon, among others, failed to renew its brand label registration with the state before the shutdown began, said Doug Neville, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which oversees liquor regulation, according to a report in the Star Tribune. MillerCoors and almost 40 of its products could be pulled from store coolers and bar taps. A MillerCoors spokesman told the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal that the …